Anniversary Peace Vigil

What: Special Anniversary Peace Vigil
Where: Scarth Street Mall, North End
When: Thursday May 8 at 12:00 noon
Who: Making Peace Vigil and all friends and supporters of peace
Why: Celebrating 50 years of the Peace Symbol and 53 weeks (and
counting!) of the Making Peace Vigil

On Thursday, May 8th, a group of Regina citizens will gather to
recognize two anniversaries important to the cause of peace: one global,
one local.

In the spring of 1958, English textile designer Gerald Holtom adapted
the semaphore symbols for the letters ‘N’ and ‘D,’ standing for ‘Nuclear
Disarmament,’ into a striking visual symbol that has since become
synonymous with the cause of peace worldwide.

On Thursday, May 8th, members of Regina’s Making Peace Vigil will mark
the 50th anniversary of the Peace Symbol on the Scarth Street Mall, with
balloons, music, singers, and a ‘Peace Cake’ decorated with the
well-known symbol.

The commemoration of the Peace Symbol’s golden anniversary coincides
with another important birthday: the one-year anniversary of the Making
Peace Vigil itself. Since May 3 2007, vigil participants have assembled
on the F. W. Hill Mall every Thursday at noon–rain or shine, hot or
cold–giving over part of their lunch hour to the cause of peace.

We encourage as many people as possible to joins us for these special
anniversaries. Please circulate this through your own networks.

Peace to all!

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